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Source: Society for Neuroscience
Peering into the brains of people as they sing, brainstorm, and play is guiding neuroscientists to new insights into the neural underpinnings of creativity.
Having a bigger brain does not guarantee more cognitive power.
Source: TED

Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation — so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. 

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Efforts to uncover nature's way of initiating labor led to the basic science discovery of a brain chemical that is involved in a host of social behaviors.
Source: Wellcome Trust
Despite much thought and ingenuity, neuroscience still struggles to define what consciousness is.
Source: National Science Foundation
Melina Hale explains how her research on zebrafish is helping to advance brain research.

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Source: LiveScience
Date: 18 Nov 2014

For Bryan Voltaggio, cooking is about creating a memorable experience. It starts even before a person tastes the food — with the sights, sounds and smells that build anticipation — and culminates with the experience of tasting flavors that call to mind a familiar setting.

Source: WIRED
Date: 18 Nov 2014
More than 1,000 UK schoolchildren voted a book about optical illusions as the winner of this year’s Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize for science.
Source: The Washington Post
Date: 17 Nov 2014

A new study conducted on female mice by neuroscientists ant the NYU Langone Medical Center suggests that restricting diets affects hundreds of genes linked to aging and memory formation.

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